China’s Caixin magazine defiant on official censorship of article

(From BBC)

Prominent Chinese financial magazine Caixin has highlighted censorship of its content, in a rare defiant move against the government.

Censored Caixin article

Censored Caixin article

It claimed on Monday, in an article published on its English-language website, that censors had deleted an interview on the issue of free speech.

But by Tuesday evening that article appeared to have been deleted as well.

Chinese media is heavily regulated with government censors often removing content on websites and social media.

Caixin’s latest article, which is now offline but still available to read as a cached version online, reported that the “government censorship organ” the Cyberspace Administration of China had deleted an interview on its Chinese-language site on 5 March.

The interview was with Jiang Hong, a delegate from the advisory Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, who said members should be allowed to speak freely, but because of “certain events, everyone is a bit dazed and doesn’t want to talk too much”. Read more


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